#1
Currently I use Rotosound steel strings. But they lose their brightness after two weeks and go completely dull after a month, even if I didn't play them that much.

Does anyone know long lasting steel string brands?
Last edited by Ki' at Feb 10, 2008,
#3
hehe keep changing them>? new strings sound like that, they they break in, becoming duller.
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#4
Rotosounds are noted for their warm tone - or dull as you put it.
I've found Fenders and Dean Markleys stay bright for quite a while. I've heard that Elixir strings stay bright for a real long time, but they are quite pricey.
#6
I highly suggest washing your hands before playing and wiping the strings down after playing and trying the Rotosounds again. People don't buy Rotosounds because they don't like how long it takes to wear down the brightness. You must be doing something wrong if they're dying in a month. Mine have been on a month and, to my ear, sound as if they were a week old still.
#7
I have never heard anyone have a set of Rotos die that fast. Mine are averaging 8 - 10 weeks and I play daily.

I say follow Bales advise and buy a good cleaning cloth with those next set of Rotos.
#8
Elites last a hell of a long time, but are only sold in the UK. You may be able to find them on Ebay though.
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Elites last a hell of a long time, but are only sold in the UK. You may be able to find them on Ebay though.

Excellent choice, I put a set on my bass recently and they're great. Not died on me yet either and I like my strings to stay nice and bright.
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Excellent choice, I put a set on my bass recently and they're great. Not died on me yet either and I like my strings to stay nice and bright.


yeah, I'm gonna order a set of stadiums once I get paid. And just to prove how long they last, Delirum has had his set on for a year and they're still bright.
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#11
I'm a fan of Elixirs. Their brightness has outlasted any other string I've used.
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#12
May I suggest Daddario? they sound very good ive had mine for around 4 months and they sound amazing.
#13
I am loving the DR Hi-Beams on my Warwick at the moment. I'm not a big fan of stainless steel strings, but I gave these a shot. They've been on since last April. I am really fussy about changing my strings, and usually change my strings about once every three months. My Warwick doesn't get much use, but still, I don't feel the urge to change them just yet. I like them especially because they aren't as rough as other stainless steel strings. Expensive little things though.
#14
i subjest elixers they stay bright sooooooooo long.
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#15
like "its just me" said, strings are supposed to do that. but, if u want a brighter sound, might i suggest a little eq-ing on your amp? you have no idea how much that will help you.
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